Thursday, September 23, 2004

Troubles

Today has not been a good day. Not only did I NOT win the house of my dreams, but it looks like I WILL have trouble finding a zipper to fit the Green Possum Cardi. *sigh* By staying up into the wee hours of the morning, I got a good start on finishing the cardigan up. I had a zipper sewn in and everything, but had to pull it back out today. It was just too heavy and stiff for the soft, flowing merino-possum yarn and it buckled and felt foreign to the drape of the garment. I ripped it out and went looking again.

The green of the yarn is not as bright or blue-ish as any of the zippers I have found, so I resorted to looking at beige or black zippers as well. If I am not too picky about color I can find zippers the right length, and I can find zippers the right weight. What I CAN'T find are zippers that are both the right weight and length at the same time!

I'm also second guessing myself about the collar. I had originally planned just an inch and a half of ribbing.....crew style collar. I am finding it is not laying properly and I am considering changing it to an actual collar. Decisions, decisions.

On a happier note, at least it fits! I have all the seams sewn, I have tried it on, and it fits. And ohhhh is it soft and comfy to wear.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Marlene, just wondering if you had thought about looking at VV boutique or another second hand store for a zipper? I have a friend who actually takes out sweaters she finds and reknits them into scarves etc. Just a thought! Love your hair by the way!! Anne

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the suggestion Anne. I hadn't thought of looking for zippers there, but I have in the past gone looking for yarn.....either in bags or as "rippable" sweaters.